Edward the Confessor

Frank Barlow

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June 28, 2011
373 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
16 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300071566
Paper

Frank Barlow's magisterial biography, first published in 1970 and now reissued with new material, rescues Edward the Confessor from contemporary myth and subsequent bogus scholarship. Disentangling verifiable fact from saintly legend, he vividly re-creates the final years of the Anglo-Danish monarchy and examines England before the Norman Conquest with deep insight and great historical understanding.

"Deploying all the resources of formidable scholarship, [Barlow] has recovered the real Edward." — Spectator

Frank Barlow was Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Exeter until his death in 2009.

"Professor Barlow has constructed a remarkable book . . . deploying all the resources of formidable scholarship, he has recovered the real Edward."-Spectator
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